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“Lovely hotel with uncommon design”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel El Greco

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Hotel El Greco
Ranked #18 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel with uncommon design”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights. I liked the hotel. It's clean and nice, very close to main square. We had a room on the first floor. It was small, but it was a corner room with 2 big windows!
I think that the price is a bit steep, because of specific design.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Like a lot of buildings in Puerto Varas, this hotel is constructed mainly of wooden panels (interior and exterior). This has it’s charm for a lot of buildings in Puerto Varas (in particular the old German mansions), but for a hotel it is not really that great, because the walls are thin and don’t stop any noise from getting into your room.
If the hotel mostly was visited by “quiet” visitors this is not necesarily a problem, but El Greco attracts quite a lot of tour groups (we stayed here in the Chilean summer high season) with noisy youths.
Check in time is very late (15:00 hours). Staff was friendly but not overly willng to help. In the reception area they have a computer with touristic information which we found useful.
The rooms are spaceous and the beds are good. The bathroom is old but nothing was broken and we got hot water most of the time from the shower.
Breakfast is good with toast, cereal, yoghurt, juice, fresh fruit, tea/coffee, marmelade etc. But if you visit during high season it is advisable to take your breakfast early or late to avoid the groups.
Wifi was working fine in our room.
The rate of USD 105 per night for this room was quite in line with the rates of other 3-star hotels, but was too high for the quality offered to our opinion and we would look for an other hotel anyway if we visit (beautifully situated) Puerto Varas again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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251 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

I really liked this hotel. It had loads of character throughout with a warm, welcoming reception area. Throughout the hotel there was lots of wooden furniture which gave the feeling that you were in the Swiss Alps. There is lots of really cool artwork, antiques and distressed furniture throughout and we liked the bar area which was very inviting and cosy but I agree with lots of other reviews that it could do with a bit of updating as it was looking a little bit tired.

The location was about 10 minutes to all the bars and restaurants so the hotel was fairly central. There were 4 beds in our room so it was a bit cramped and the hotel had a strange policy where you were not allowed to bring in alcohol according to the owners it attracted the mice but apparently food was ok! The staff were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Catalao, GO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Good and interesting hotel. The decoration is very unique, the rooms are comfortable, good localization and we could negotiate a fair price.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrefc
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Australia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2010

This is a very quirky hotel. There is art everywhere - paintings, antiques, feature furniture, walls, ornaments. The complete opposite of a standard hotel! It is a little tired though. Breakfast was simple but filling. The staff are helpful. It's a short walk (down hill) to get to the main plaza. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel El Greco
Address: Mirador 134, Puerto Varas 0, Chile
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Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Puerto Varas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel El Greco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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